Johnson & Bell’s Employment group represents small, medium and large companies, public agencies and hospitals and other health care related entities with regards to their employment and labor issues. Our attorneys have successfully litigated cases under:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, including race, gender, religion and national origin harassment and discrimination suits
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Illinois Minimum Wage Law
- Illinois Wage Collection and Practices Act
- Disputes involving employment contracts, allegations of sexual misconduct, trade secrets, violations of restrictive covenants and employment-related class action claims.
We have represented clients before various arbitration panels, state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the state and federal Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Human Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.We also have handled defense of a major pharmacy in a Department of Labor whistleblower claims matter.
In addition to litigating disputes, our Employment attorneys provide service and counseling to clients regarding the day-to-day employment-related issues that arise within any place of employment. We draft and review employment contracts, severance agreements, employee manuals, sexual harassment policies, progressive discipline policies, employee benefits agreements and other employment-related documents. Our lawyers have also presented numerous employment law seminars to supervisors and managers at a number of our corporate clients. These seminars touch on topics including the key statutes mentioned above and also discuss acts specific to Illinois, such as the Personnel Records Review Act, Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, the One Day Rest in Seven Act, as well as the rules regarding employment applications and interviews, among others.